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Gresham is a city in Multnomah County, in the Portland-Vancouver metro area.

The community was named for Walter Quinton Gresham, soldier and statesman.

The latitude of Gresham is 45.498N. The longitude is -122.43W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 318 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 95,816.


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Median household income
Local
$43,442
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gresham demographic reports
Public transportation: TriMet (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 481. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Coffee People, Starbucks, Seattle's Best Coffee
Performing arts: Gresham Little Theater
Historic sites and museums: Gresham Pioneer Museum
Colleges and universities: Mt Hood Community College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 76

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Gresham demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Multnomah County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Portland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97233 ZIP code.

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18% of Gresham residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gresham ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gresham was $19,588, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Gresham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Gresham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $600.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,237.


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Libraries in Gresham include Gresham Regional ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Gresham include Gresham Outlook

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KMHD.

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Multnomah County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gresham political report.

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The average commute time for Gresham workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Gresham between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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